Mojave, California, USA



Engineering Intern- Mechanical, Structures, Propulsion, Flight Sciences


Position Summary

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

As an Engineering Intern for Summer 2024 you will be a member of the Engineering team, working in the Stratolaunch Engineering department. You will contribute to the design, analysis, build, integration, and/or test of Stratolaunch hypersonic vehicle launch systems.

For this role, Stratolaunch is seeking 1-2 engineering interns with a background in Mechanical Systems, Structures, Propulsion, and/or Flight Sciences.  This is a 10–12-week internship over summer of 2024, based in Mojave, CA.  Please apply by Friday November 3, 2023.  Applicants selected for the interview phase will be contacted by Friday November 17, 2023.

Instructions for application:

In addition to your resume, it is strongly encouraged to provide a short presentation, paper, or summary of project you have worked on. Please be specific about your individual contribution to the project. We are looking for people who are passionate about aerospace and aviation. In your presentation, paper, or summary please also include why you wanted to work on the project and why it excites you. Any applications without this project document will not be considered.



  • Self-starter
  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering with a focus in structures, propulsion, or flight sciences
  • Support the design, analysis, and test of our carrier aircrafts or Talon vehicles
  • Develop engineering tools as needed to complete tasks
  • Use engineering fundamentals or analysis software to analyze designs
  • Interface with manufacturing to build or test components
  • Interface within and between engineering teams to clarify requirements, communicate progress, and resolve issues
  • Write and execute work orders or test plans, as needed
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitments



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Exceptional command of engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to ask questions
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software tools
  • Experience with Matlab, Python, Octave, or other computing software tools
  • Hands-on engineering experience through internships, school projects, teams, or hobbies



  • Proficiency with 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software tools
  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python, Octave, or other computing software tools
  • Pilot’s license or General Aviation flight experience



  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior going to Graduate School working on an aerospace or mechanical engineering degree


Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA


Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA
  • 9/80 schedule
  • Living accommodations


Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.  Aviation enthusiasts will enjoy relatively open skies and beautiful terrain to view.


Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.


Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.


Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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